Central Arizona DX Association
CADXA is the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 140 members, many of whom are on the ARRL's DXCC Honor Roll. We have several members who have traveled to distant places to put "rare" countries on the air. We encourage any ham interested in DXing to join our club and learn about the many aspects of talking to hams around the globe who share this amazing hobby with us. Founded in 1974, we are an ARRL-affiliated club and a member club of the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA).
From DX Heat
Welcome to the following new members of CADXA:
Joe Madonia, NO7A; Elaine Madonia, NN7Z: Israel Vicente, K7HI; Gary Hosler, W0AW; and Ron Smith, N7RD
Come to our Annual Barbeque!
Once again, the CADXA is having its Annual Barbeque catered by Famous Dave’s. The Barbeque will be Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM at the PERA Club (1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe) in the Ramada (a covered outdoor area visible on the left as you enter from the main drive). There should be plenty of parking next to the Ramada. It is open to everyone. You must pre-register and pre-pay by April 29th so we can provide a firm headcount to Famous Dave's (email our treasurer, Mike Wright, n7mw at aol.com for reservation and payment details). We take timely checks or PayPal.
Our Barbeque speaker features a general interest program by Kerry Swick, Deputy Chief of the Scottsdale Fire Department. He has served in departments in the Valley in just about every role there is including Firefighter/Ambulance Attendant, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Deputy Chief. He will describe what happens after you make that 911 call, with emphasis on their communications strategies. We look forward to his presentation.
Our April meeting featured a great presentation by long time CADXA Member Ray Benny, N6VR, talking about the Islands on The Air program (IOTA). Ray laid bare all the secrets to successfully getting started and working this long-time DX program. He also shared some of his personal adventures from activating islands off the coasts of California and Mexico.
I hope to see you at the Barbeque.
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